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Hemidactylus imbricatus: A Gecko of Many Names

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Hemidactylus imbricatus: A Gecko of Many Names

Originally known as Teratolepis fasciata, the genus Teratolepis was abolished due to the fact that the whole genus consisted of only two geckos: Teratolepis fasciata and Teratolepis albofasciatus. Teratolepis was originally established by Gunther in1869 because he considered them to have a ‘bizarre scalation’. Recently, in 2008, they were reclassified by Bauer as Hemidactylus imbricatus commonly called the ‚Äúviper gecko”.

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